ge·​og·​ra·​pher | \ jē-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce geographer (audio) \

Definition of geographer

: a specialist in geography

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Michael, whose lab partner at school was W.H. Auden, was a geographer with the Royal Geographical Society. Neel Mukherjee, WSJ, "‘The Last Englishmen’ Review: India, Everest and Empire," 23 Aug. 2018 The in 1858, the French geographer Antonio Snider-Pellegrini also suggested the continents moved apart laterally, again pointing to the biblical flood as the main instigator. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, "We’ve Been Wrong Before: The Expanding Earth Theory," 3 Aug. 2018 Christophe Guilluy is a geographer, author and public intellectual in France whose parsing of the country’s... Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, "‘Twilight of the Elites’ Review: On the Outskirts of ‘Higher France’," 28 Jan. 2019 Geologists own time in the same way that geographers own space. Robert M. Thorson, WSJ, "‘Timefulness’ Review: Thinking in Eons," 30 Dec. 2018 Take Jennifer Pate, a geographer and filmmaker who shot the documentary for that first voyage; or Michelle Byle, a packaging designer for brands like Method who wanted to learn more about the full product life cycle to effect change in her industry. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "The All-Women Sailing Crew Trying to Save the Ocean of Plastic," 27 Nov. 2018 There were tornado warnings here and flooding in the streets back in New Orleans, where Garrett and about 10,000 other geographers had gathered for their profession’s mega-event, the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Nate Berg, Curbed, "Can engineering save Louisiana’s coastline?," 7 Nov. 2018 As a geographer, I was quickly struck by how geographically complex Zaatari camp was. Brian Tomaszewski, Smithsonian, "Teaching Refugees How To Map Their World Could Have Huge Benefits," 22 May 2018 But Jim Russell, a geographer who has tracked young people moving to Rust Belt cities, is less convinced that current population dynamics will change the political calculus. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "How young liberals' moves to Red America may temper political divides," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of geographer

1542, in the meaning defined above

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